Monday, May 31, 2010

Buttons and Bows for Lexi's

This week at Lexi's we are challenging you to use buttons and bows on your creations.

I am entering this little critter in a few challenges.

Taylored Expressions- sketch

Andrea's Stamping Moments- simply stitched

Secret Scrapper - buttons and blooms

Easy Craft - buttons

Sunday, May 30, 2010

"Grateful for You"

Again Bev, April and I challenged each other. April chose the color challenge from Colour Create -light green and aqua. The little optional challenge from them was butterflies. Bev then chose the sketch from Friday Sketchers . I chose to chase grandsons instead of seaching blogs for another challenge. lol So with those two challenges, this is what I came up with. Other challenges I am entering it are:

Magnolia Down Under- flowers

Totally Gorjuss- Wings

Stamping Vacation- I chose the "pick three" challenge and chose 1-easel card, 2-color that starts with G, and 3-Blue embellishments.

One Stitch at a Time
- Something new. The sentiment stamp is new and it is also the first time I have used Blingz on something.

Creative Inspirations - sewing

Quirky Crafts - Girly Girl

Paper Play- Up in the air.... my little butterflies

Sweet Stampin - lots of bling and embellies

Crafty Creations- Favorite my Tildas!!!

Creative Cottage- blooming charming

Inky Impressions- F for flowers, E got easel, R for ribbon and S for stitching and sparkle!

Sew Many Challenges - threes a three techniques are sewing. Inking, and sparkle and of course my butterflies are my charms.

I thank you very much for stopping by. I love all your comments so please feel free to leave them. Hugs and God bless you!

Guest Designer card! My little hippy!

I have the honor of being the Guest Designer for Cowgirl's Sunday!!! I won their first challenge and this is one of the stamps I won!!!!! This week they have a 1-2-3 stamped image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments. I will say this was one of the harder challenges I have done. I wanted to cover this card with so many embellies and everything. So, I finally chose two strings of beads and the metal flower. I chose the sketch from CLP .

At Crafty Catz and Dare u 2 Digi are challenging us to make a boys card. At I love Digi their challenge is for Dad. My dh will love this card because he was a dippy hippy back in the 60's!

Just for Fun had the color, black and white and Prairie Fairy Fridays also has a color challenge that my card fits with.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.
God Bless.

Friday, May 28, 2010


I am moving! Not to the other side of the world to join my team mates.....just to a fantastic new challenge blog!!!

Craftalicious Badge

The sad news is that after a year Lisa has decided to close down Sophisticats. Jan and the rest of the DT decided we'd set up our own challenge blog as we get on so well as a team and didn't want to end it and so Craftalicious has been born and is launching next Friday. You can pop over to the blog in the meantime and follow us - please!!!! And there'll be news of a blog candy & maybe even a blog hop coming very soon!

We've already got some lovely sponsors lined up, which means great prizes can be won by you....our challengers!!!

So don't forget Friday June 4th hurry to Craftalicious for our first challenge!!! Of course don't wait until then to pop over, you might miss something! So cme early and see what it is all about!

Hugs and God bless!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

LOTV new stamp release!!!!

Tuesday 1st June is the date for the fabulous new release from Lili of the Valley, there are 12 new designs – 4 Dressing Up Girls, 4 Boys, 2 Babies and 2 Get Well Designs, they will also be reducing Overseas Postage to £3.5o and orders of £25 will get free shipping from 1st June. As an extra special promotion the really generous and sweet Lisa and Laila have given The LOTV challenge blog a whole set of the new release to offer as candy to one of their lovely followers, this candy is open from Thursday 27th May until Midnight on Saturday 29th May so you only have 2 days girlies. All they ask you to do is post about this gorgeous new release and link back to thier blog. So hurry on over and decrease my chances of winning! lol
hugs and God Bless!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thinking of you card.

This was another fun challenge between my two scrapping buddies. Thanks so much Bev and April for playing with me! lol I am entering this is several challenges. We chose the sketch from
Friday Sketchers. At Fab N Funky the challenge was "Make your own". I crocheted the tiny green flowers. I want to thank April for surprising last week with an awesome gift of the flowers she crocheted and they are what inspired me to use mine along with hers. Papertake Weekly has a challenge for flowers and I thought April's beautiful creations were the perfect ones for this challenge.

Other challenges for my card are:

Create for Fun - vintage

The Town Scrapper
- also has the challenge of flowers along with lace

Crafty Cardmakers - Inside out

Creative Inspirations - Punches and Die cuts.

Stamptacular Sunday - Pearls and Swirls

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Distressed

Meljen's Designs - spots

Rosie D's, and Stamp Insanity both have the challenge for an easel card

Pixie Dust Studio

Charisma Cardz- 3D

The Crazy Challenge - Something new....just go the beautiful large crocheted flowers last week.

I want to thank all these challenge groups for creating so many fun challenges for the crafting world! May God bless you all!

Splash of Summer

Here is the DT card I made for Sophisti-cat where the challenge is "Splish Splash". I hope to see lots of entries this challenge so hurry on over and get started!

Other challenges I am entering are:

For Fun Challenges is having a great challenge this time. "Name your Poison" They actually posted three choices and you could do one two or all three. It was fun trying to get all three done. First off, Bev, April and I chose their awesome sketch to play with this time. I did turn it sideways to make my card. She represents the circle and he and the cattails represent the stars. Then the color challenge was "pink or red, blue, green and yellow. My yellow is fairly scarce with being the glitter on the flowers and the stripe on his shirt. The rest of the colors are pretty The third was to make a step card. Thanks for such a fun challenge ladies at For Fun Challenges!

Other challenges I am entering are:

Pile it On- out of the box. I hope this card qualifies as I went out of "my box" to cut everything out and not just have a square card.

Order of the Opus Gluei - seasonal icons. I hope kids splashing in water is an icon for summer!

The Beary Sweet Design Team - fancy folds

Sundays with Crissy - Layers

S2G Challenges favorite colors

Magnolia Downunder shaped card

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Summertime

The Crafty Pad- over the edge

Totally Gorgeous - Bling it on

Charisma Cardz-3D

Your Next Stamp - cut it out and pop it up

Thank you so much for stopping by! I love your comments so please leave some! Hugs and God bless!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Zoe is opening a new online store!!!!!

Zoe is opening a new online store for all of us to shop! She is also offering some wonderful "Big News" candy!!!! Take time to visit her awesome creations as she is one of the most talented artists in the craft, I think! If I didn't have to get to Mom's I would spend hours just browsing in wonderment! Just click on the photo or her name so you can see her beautiful creations!

Now to the hard part......I think I like #2 the best but not sure why! lol I loved all three but think the beautiful pony won out. This is one of the hardest decisions I have made in a long time dealing with favorites! lol By the time I get home I may choose another as my favorite but for now it is the pony! lol You do such awesome work, Zoe and I wish you the best with your new store!

Just click on the photo or her name so you can see her beautiful creations!

Hugs and God bless!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Live Life to the Fullest card

Not sure what I will ever do with this card but I have it made just in case some occasion comes up where I can use it! lol At Lexi's Creations this week we are offering a wonderful sketch challenge and I hope to see lots of you playing with us!

I am entering it in several challenges:

Dare U 2 -Anything goes as long as you use a digi and these little dances are from Lexi's Doodles.

MelJen's Designs- Flowers and blooms

Whoopsi Daisy- As you like it

The Character Cafe -Recycled The ribbon is from an old decoration I tore apart and saved a few items to reuse.

Stamping Sisters in Christ - Singing , music, joyful noise. I hope my little ballerinas dancing will qualify.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Little fishing bear

I decided to go back thru my stash and start using things that I either have never used or haven't seen for so long, I didn't even know I owned them! lol In doing so , I came across a set of bear stamps that my daughter owned when she was a little girl. I used one for a card a long time ago and decided I would use this one. I then went thru a bunch of older charms and found the fish. Well, I figured that was enough searching so got started. lol I did steal the twig from the neighbor's tree but in was hanging on our side of the property line. lol Thanks for stopping by.

I am entering it in the following challenges:

The Sweet Shop- Sketch and must be for a male

Cooking it up With Katie - must be for a guy, must use a charm and use three colors. I chose brown cream and green

Fab 'n' Funky is metal mania.....the charm and the hooks are my metal

ABC is U for unused stash.

Creative Inspirations
punches or die cuts. I used a MS border punch as well as my Nesties and corner die.

Practical Stampers - patterned paper.

Andrea's Stampin' Moments- scallops

Stamptacular Sunday- trees.... hope having part of a real tree will do (even if it was "borrowed" from the neighbor! lol

Sundays with Crissy- use your favorite things. I couldn't decide if I would just use my favorite tools or what with this challenge. Then decided to use tools but also stamp something that was my favorite. I really like teddy bears so that covers the stamped part. lol I also love using charms on creations. And for tools, I love my ATG, nesties, ink and sewing machine. So lots of my favorite thing were added to this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. May God bless each of you.

Hugs, Diana

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thank you card.

I made this because my two scrapping buddies and I challenged each other and we chose the sketch from Sketch and Stash where you need to follow the sketch but also can use something old and something new. The new item is the stamped image. The old is my wanna-be Stickles. lol I have had this bottle of glitter glue forever but will probably never use it again. I love Stickles and when I use anything but, it just does not seem to work the same.

Other challenges I am entering in are:

Papertake Weekly - Shiny, Sparkly and Special

Whoopsi Daisy
- as you like it

Crafty Ann's - anything goes

For Fun Challenges -Stamped image instead of digi

Your Next Stamp Challenge- cut it out and pop it up

Thank you for stopping by. God Bless!

Monday, May 10, 2010

This is the last grandson card I need to make until July! Now I can maybe make a few girly things. lol
This is for Nathan in case you didn't notice. lol It is the first time I have used clear acetate on a card. It really does not show how it does look like he is just floating thru the air like it does in person. I don't know if it is a easel card or a double easel or what. lol I just wanted to double the background so he would not be touching anything. I am entering it in a few challenges.

Cards for Men and Crafty Calendar both have challenge for the great outdoors.

Kaboodle Doodles challenge this week is Spring. Although this is a birthday card, I always think of my boys outside playing when Spring comes. Cowgirl's Sunday's very first challenge is also spring (or Mother's Day).

Creative Craft World wants us to make an easel card.

Stamping for the Weekend's challenge is for a card for a male.

By the Cute and Girly the challenge this month is celebrations.

Thanks for stopping by. God Bless!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Just a Note.....

Our Amazing Tasha from Sophisti-cats chose a color recipe this challenge. We are to use brown, blue and cream. I really enjoyed working with this color scheme. Thanks Tasha for a very fun challenge. I hope we see lots joining us at Sophisti-cats!

I am entering it in several challenges:

The sketch is from The Sweet Shop

At One Stitch at a Time, they require polka dots somewhere on your creation and at Hand Full of Stamps it is "just a little dotty.

Crafty Ann's has the wonderful challenge of anything goes!

Quirky Crafts challenges us to do something "postal" so figure Tilda's envie is about ready to get mailed off! lol

Sundays with Crissy have a challenge for out favorite things. Well I love my Magnolia stamps and also love sewing on cards. I am also quite fond of the roses.

Thank you so much for stopping by. May God richly bless you all!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Special charity offer from Lexi's!

Rachel, my fellow DT Buddie on Lexi's Creations decided to do some fundraising for the charity who have helped and supported her.

It's called AYME (Action for Young people with ME).
She asked the lovely Lexi if she could draw some of her wonderful Digi images, which she could sell to help raise funds for the charity, and this is what she came up with:
This is the super cute 'Splashing Fun Ollie Duck'

This is the beautiful 'Christmas Night'
And this is the adorable 'Butterscotch'

You can buy these images for just £1 each, by going to.....

Type the amount of the images into the donate section, and then email Rachel at stating which images you would like and you'll recieve them within 24 hours.

The images are available from today until Sunday 6th May at 6pm

For inspiration pop over to Rachel's Blog and see what lexi's Creations DT have made with these wonderful images....

You can see mine above...

Also, just to make it a little more exciting.......there is CANDY!!!
Pop over to Rachel's Blog to see what you can win.... there is loads!

If you buy all 3 of the gorgeous images, you can add your name to be in with a chance of winning the gorgeous goodies below + even more!!!

The winner will be drawn at 6pm on Sunday 16th May, so don't forget to pop back and see if you are that lucky person.

Thanks for stopping by. If you purchase at least one of these special stamps and leave a comment here, you can win my card along with some other goodies I will add. For every 5 comments (only one comment per person will be counted) I will add another goodie. Hint for the first goodie to be added....Magnolia! So, hurry and purchase at least one charity stamp and come let me know you did!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Guess what.........Another grandson Birthday card

Here is yet one more card for a grandson's birthday. This is for my youngest one that lives near us. He loves tools and Handy Manny so when I saw this cute stamp from Cuddly Buddly I just had to order it for his card. One more grandson card this month and I am done with grandson cards until July! lol

Crafts for Eternity -sketch
Pile it On-Boyish colors
Cute Card Thursday Boys to Men

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Bridthday daughter!

Our youngest just turned 30 and this is the card I made for her. I used the four little monkeys in "honor" of her four little boys. It is an easel card because the boys seem to like them the best and they get so excited when their mommy gets something. I made it a shaped card done with large numbers thanks to Tracy and her awesome work. She is so inspiring and tho my card does not due her justice for copying her, I hope she won't mind me stealing her ideas. If you have never visited Tracy's blog, then give yourself a wonderful treat and go there! Here are a few of the challenges I have found to enter.

Lily-Boo Too -shaped card
Daring Cardmakers -Easel card

Crafts and Me- Sparkle Just love my stickles!!!! lol
Spoon Full of Sugar -Furry Friends / Animals
Creative Belli Blog - Birthday and something old from stash. I have had the monkey stamps for quite awhile and this is the first time I have used some of them. Also the heart brads have been in my stash forever.
And last but not least is Allsorts- Animals

Thanks again for stopping by. God Bless!

Happy Birthday Son!

Here is a card I made for our son's 35th birthday. I chose this image because it looks so much like my husband. Even my son said when he showed it to our youngest grandchild, he smiled and yelled "Grampa". lol I bought the stamp to begin with because it reminded me so much of him. Anyway, I am entering my dh is a few challengess: lol

Corrosive Challenge is for Birthdays

Pile it On is calling for boyish colors.

The Creative Cottage challenge was to use circles.

Daring Cardmakers challenge is for an easel card.

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting,
God Bless.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Andre's first card!

My grandson spent last night with me and wanted to make his mom a Mother's Day card. He chose the Sarah K "Andre` stamp. lol He really likes the easel cards I have made and wanted to try to make one himself. He was one of the grandsons that made a challenge for us to do while at the island and he wanted to kind of copy the card I had made but he also wanted to do his own thing. lol He worked a couple hours creating this for his mama and I know she will cherish it forever. Please feel free to leave comments as I know he would love to hear what people think of his hard work.

He wanted to enter it in a couple challenges so I found these for him.

Sentimental Sundays challenge is to make a card for someone special.

The Creative Corner challenge is for a Mother's Day card without flowers.

At Paper Sundaes the challenge was to use the colors Red Yellow and Green.

And since easel cards are his favorite and this is his very first card, we are entering it at Daring Cardmakers.

Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I'm back!

It seems like I have been gone forever! My uncle passed away and my pop went to Arizona for the services. I stayed out to their home to take care of mom and was so happy and surprised when my brother emailed me with the flight itenary for his wife to come and spend almost two weeks with me. I had a good visit with my sister from Alaska and we did spend much of our time giggling as that is what she does best! She is the most upbeat positive person I know and I just love being around her. Mom had a rough couple days while pop was gone as I think she missed him terribly. But we also had some good times with her too. Her quick wit and sense of humor is wonderful and the three of us laughed a lot in between her naps. We stayed at mom's four nights and then just went out during the days while pop worked once he got home. We did get to spend a couple nights on the island. My two little grandsons made up a couple challenges for us to do and I will post pics of those later. I made this card for Barb as a thank you for all she did and continues to do for me. This is the first chance I have even had to scrap since I got home and I am so happy to get back into the swing of things. Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Challenges I am entering it in:

The sketch is from Magical Crafts

At Stamping for the Weekend you were to use your favorite book as inspiration. Well, the Bible is my favorite book so thought this would be a great challenge to join.

Over at Triple the Scraps, Scripture challenge #9 is for "Quiet" time with God. I feel this image says it all. Be still and know that He is God.

At Stampin Sisters in Christ, the challenge is for sewing.

Alota Rubber Stamps is challenging us to use flowers on our creations.

And the last challenge is from the ABC Challenge where T is for Thank You.

Blessing to you all.